Russian spy-resistant smartphone Russian spy-resistant smartphone

Russian spy-resistant smartphone

Russian spy-resistant smartphone

The Scientific Technical Center for Information Technology "Rosa" recently revealed a Russian-made, spy-resistant smartphone of the "Р-ФОН" model with the new Russian operating system "Rosa Mobile".
The smartphone contains Gorilla Glass 5, weighs 189 grams, and has a thickness of 7.96 mm. It is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal memory. The device contains a phone, messages, two cameras, settings, a browser, a store, a clock, a calculator, and a calendar.

Russia Unveiling the local smartphone “R-fon” and the new operating system.

The head of the phone's design team, Vaghi Zakarian, said: "At this competitive price, where the price of R-FON reaches 40 thousand rubles, you can find more attractive solutions. However, the main advantage that manufacturers emphasize is not performance, but data security."

He added: “It is difficult to say how many users will choose security over familiar services and convenience. People are already accustomed to being satisfied with anti-virus programs and basic rules of conduct on the Internet. According to the developer, the phrase “anti-spy phone” sounds like a PR move. Obviously Most users “have no problem with monitoring and spying.”

Another problem is the collection of user data by applications and services on the phone for later use for advertising purposes. This is the downside of developing targeted advertising. Browsers and applications usually collect data about user preferences, both explicitly and implicitly, in exchange for providing convenience services. Here the circle of supporters of increasing security expands. Perhaps the smartphone will find use in government agencies, many of which have imposed restrictions on employees using iPhones for work purposes.

It is stated that the device will not support VPN services, but the VPN itself is unlikely to affect security, as the user chooses and installs it themselves.


The Guardian's investigation into children's use of TikTok raises great controversy!

TikTok faces several questions about its safeguards for young users, after a controversial investigation conducted by The Guardian.
The investigation revealed that moderators were asked to allow children under the age of 13 to remain on the platform, if they claimed that their parents were supervising their accounts.

In one example monitored by The Guardian, a user who announced that he was 12 years old in his account bio (under the minimum age of 13) was allowed to remain on the platform because his profile stated that the account was managed by his parents.

When TikTok's quality analyst, a person responsible for any inquiries related to moderating video queues, was asked whether a user's account should be banned, he said that if the account's bio indicates it was managed by parents, then moderators can allow the account to remain. On the platform.

The message was sent in a group chat with more than 70 moderators, who are responsible for reviewing the content, most of which comes from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Moderators were also allegedly told in meetings that if a parent was in the background of a video, or if the bio indicated the account was run by a parent, those accounts could remain on the platform.

One employee at TikTok said they believe it is "very easy to avoid being banned for being underage. Once a child knows this is working, they will tell their friends."

The TikTok platform revealed that it is wrong to claim that children under the age of 13 are allowed to enter the platform if they state in their CV that the account is managed by an adult.

A company spokesperson said: “These claims about TikTok’s policies are false or based on a misunderstanding, while The Guardian has not provided us with sufficient information about its other claims to investigate them. Our community guidelines apply equally to all content on TikTok.” “We do not allow anyone under the age of 13 to enter our platform.”

TikTok says on its website that it is “strongly committed to ensuring that TikTok is a safe and positive experience for people under the age of 18. You must be 13 or older to have an account.”

TikTok adds that all users must pass through a mandatory age gate to register for an account, and that between April and June of this year alone, it removed more than 18 million suspected underage accounts globally.

TikTok has entered into disputes with regulators over its management of user accounts under the age of 18. In September, the Irish data watchdog imposed a €345 million fine for breaching EU data law in its handling of children's accounts, including failing to protect underage users' content from public viewing.

In April, the UK Data Regulatory Authority imposed a fine of 12.7 million pounds on TikTok, for allegedly misusing the data of children under the age of 13.

TikTok does not indicate a waiver of parental supervision in its community guidelines.

The Guardian was investigating the TikTok application amid ongoing concern about how it manages more than a billion users around the world, and witnessed internal communications that are likely to raise new questions about how the application is monitored.
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